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Neelkanth Temple Trek

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

This is another popular trek on the true left side of Ganges, situated at the height of 1330m. This temple is dedicated to lord Shiva. It is believed that this location where this temple stands, lord Shiva consumed the poison which came from sea when god and demons churned the sea to get Amrita (Sanskrit: amá¹›ta or Greek: ambrosia is a word that literally means "immortality") from churning of sea with many other valuables.
As a result of drinking poison, Shiva has got blue throat (Neelkanth), thus this temple get its name.
This trail is well marked from Laxman Jhula/Ram Jhula side and most of the trail goes through thick jungle. This is 7km trek and can be done 3-4 hrs time. Neelkath is also connected by road from Laxman Jhula.

Trek Details

This trip includes Guide, Lunch, bottled water and shared Jeep from Neelkanth to Laxmanjhulla/Tapovan.

  • Cost: Rs. 1200/- Per head (minimum 02 person required)
  • Trek distance: 08km : 4-5 hrs.
  • Grade: Easy/Moderate